To put it in a nutshell, the good news about this drama is that it finally heard the cries of its viewers and started to move along in terms of story and character development. But the bad news is that the drama is like a blocked ear, when it clears up you let out a sigh of relief that you can finally hear clearly again, but with one sudden move, your ear can go back to being blocked, annoying the heck out of you. YTBLSS is now filled with bits of sweet moments amongst the many angst scenes. They are still bringing out useless plot line arcs that I can care less about, and making us hate characters even more than we originally did. I have yet to see some actual character change…especially in Mi Ryung who I am looking forward to the most to have a change of heart. I had high hopes for this drama, and frankly I think it’s too late for it to make up all the time it has wasted. I am looking forward to it’s last run and to eventually put You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin to rest.
Because there are just so many things that can be addressed in this drama, instead of writing huge pedantic paragraphs, I’m going to copy, paste and edit (a lot) of what I write while I’m watching each episode. I only write about what really stands out to me. Scroll down to whichever episode you are curious to know my thoughts about!
*Awwww Chan Woo proposed to Yu Shin. This will probably be the highlight of this entire episode as far as I’m seeing.
*The baker guy is so awesome, I just can’t get enough of him. I think this drama’s OTP lines should have been reversed. With the concentration on the older sister’s and Lee Soon Shin x Joon Ho being last. I don’t care for them much anymore to be honest…
*Soon Shin’s omma, you tell her! She is only seeing this girl’s money, not even considering what her son wants.
*LOL, this little dinner between Yi Jung and her mom and Chan Woo’s mom is really funny. She needs to stop acting so high class when she’s not. I can sense the slight turned off faces Yi Jung’s mom is making.
*No Yu Shin, you’re going to make Chan Woo live with your family??? Errrr…
*Wow Hye Shin punched the lights out of Jin Gook shi. LOL, i’m sure their laughs were very real during this scene.
*Awww I love that Hye Shin wants to take up boxing. And I love that Jin Gook finally told her about being in jail.
*Oh my gosh Joon Ho’s mom said Soon Shin looks like a chestnut. I am dying right now. She’s so rude. YOU’RE HUSBAND IS KINDA CHEATING ON YOU LADY WITH THE CHESTNUTS MOTHER, how about you take care of that.
*So the second bomb has been dropped. The first was the secret that Mi Ryung is Soon Shin’s real mother. All that’s left now is the fact that Mi Ryung covered up her father’s death. I feel like all Mi Ryung’s efforts to get Soon Shin to accept her will be completely worthless once that secret is let loose. I can’t see that family ever forgiving her once they find out about that, so I really wonder if this drama will end happily for everyone.
*I don’t have much to say about Chan Woo and Yu Shin’s struggle right now. It’s like watching Smile, You all over again. I will say that Yu Shin’s approach which will be to constantly make herself known to Chan Woo’s mom is the right approach…Kill the mother with kindness. It worked in Smile, You…and it will work here. I am also glad that Yu Shin knew beforehand that she was going to face opposition and she finally prepared herself for that. Yu Shin and Chan Woo’s mom need to meet each other half way in order for their relationship to work. Chan Woo’s mom is too obsessed with her son, just like in Smile, You. He needs to live his own life, make his own choices.
*Yay Soon Shin now knows that Chang Hoon is not her real father. Now I wonder if she’s going to tell her family…probably not. If she even tries to hide the fact that she got clothes from Mi Ryung, she wouldn’t dare to tell them this big secret. Yu Shin will be on her case till she grows old with gray hair.
*I love that finally she is allowing Joon Ho to comfort her. But still has no clue why the ceo of company is spending so much time with her…
*OH MY GOSH HE WIPED HER TEARS. brb. Spazzing.
*Woo Joo spilled the beans!!!! No bad girl! Bad bad girl! Thank you, but bad girl!
*Jin Gook-shi. I LOVE YOU. Awwwww she heard his confession. And now her heart is going to be all confused. I love this couple.
*The way Soon Shin looks at Mi Ryung, I get a little scared. It looks like she’s putting a curse on her or something.
*Oh Yeon Ah I don’t want to hear your self-righteous remarks. Cry me a river. You’re more concerned about Mi Ryung spending more time with Soon Shin than you. You placed a bet with someones life on the line, so I don’t believe none of your fallacious words. It’s good that Soon Shin is getting to know her real mother, because Mi Ryung needs her.
*Oh my gosh I love Chan Woo’s dad. He couldn’t say it more clearer. Chan Woo’s mom thinks Yu Shin is manipulating Chan Woo to do what she wants when she herself is the one trying to manipulate him.
*Oh no. Someone needs to teach this Gil Ja woman a lesson. This connects to what Jin Gook was saying earlier in the episode, that people act nice, but when they find out your past, they treat you differently. Gil Ja is now blaming Soon Shin’s mom for the way she is acting now. She’s bringing up unrelated events in order to justify her actions. If I remember, the first scene in this drama from episode 1 consisted of a group of Soon Shin’s mom’s friends praising her for how she raised her daughters and Gil Ja was part of that group. You’re a hypocrite now for being happy for your best friend’s successes, but now admitting that you were jealous. I really dislike this lady. Never liked her from the get go.
*Yu Shin. FIGHTING!
*Oh my gosh that must be the cutest thing Joon Ho has ever done on this show. The way he pumped up his fist really fast basically telling her to leave the judges speechless in the audition.
*OMO! She’s got her poker face on now.
*Wow I actually loved this episode. There was so much progression. A little angst, but a lot of cute moments. I just went from completely hating YTBLSS to loving every minute of it. It must be the heat playing with my emotions.
*Seriously the way Joon Ho looks at Soon Shin breaks my heart. The day she returns the same stare will be a glorious day.
*I love IU’s beautiful voice.
*I love this. The same thing happened in Smile, You. Everyone except for the mom is ok with the girl their son chooses to marry. Now the mom will be in a tight position until she eventually gives in.
*When I try to imagine halmeoni hitting the boxing bag.. I die from laughter.
*Lol, the secretary said Joon Ho has strange taste. He seriously does, because I don’t see Soon Shin as an awesome person.
*Yu Shin and Chan Woo are in their own little world. Yu Shin should learn to do some chores though..She can’t expect Chan Woo to do everything.
*So what if you’re not curious about who your father is Soon Shin. I AM.
*II Do seems to be having a lot of lines..and he’s loosening up.
*OH MY DEAR LORD. JOON HO, STICK TO BEING A CEO. I felt awkward just watching him dance. it was cute though. And there’s something that makes me feel all giddy when he talks low.
*Mi Ryung is always saying how scary the world is. It is scary, but people like her make it even scarier.
*Yeon Ah blew up. And I don’t feel sorry for her one bit.
*It’s so funny to see IU acting like she can’t play the guitar, or going off key when she sings. I have to remember that she’s in character.
*This is possibly the most awkward lunch ever. I feel really upset that Joon Ho’s mom, Yi Jung, and Yeon Ah are non-directly belittling Soon Shin right in her face. Well I don’t expect much from them anyways.
*HA. IN YOUR FACE YEON AH. You keep trying to screw with Soon Shin because you are blaming her for how sucky your life has become. Don’t play with fire (in this case people’s feelings), because in the end you will just get burned.
*Wow. Mi Ryung and Joon Ho’s father match so well..it’s really scary.
*Lol! This fortune teller is crazy. I can’t even believe Joon Ho went to one. He doesn’t seem like the type to be superstitious. But anyways the fortune teller told Soon Shin that someone very near her loves her. COUGH. She’s so blindddd.
*OUCH. She looked straight at Joon Ho and wondered if it’s the boss that likes her. Wow, she doesn’t even see Joon Ho as a man.
*Noooo Jin Gook don’t move. But in actuality separating yourself from Hye Shin will cause her to think more about you, and she will soon open her heart. He’s the best character in this whole show.
*OH MY GOSH, Chan Woo’s mom found the love contract!! Why did he leave it on his desk???!!! He knows his mom comes into his room. Idiot. ugh.
*Awww that was really cute that she asked Joon ho to sign his cd for her. This guy is totally in love with her its a bit pitiful to watch him.
*Wow Song Mi Ryung. You are something else. You’ve crossed the line this time. The reason why Soon Shin is so cold with you is because you disregard her and her foster family.
*Look at the looks Song Mi Ryung is getting. She’s just selling out her daughter. Practically begging them to take care of her and telling them to do things when she has no right. Ugh this lady never learns.
*HYE-SHIN! YOU GO GIRLLLLL! That mother in law of yours was too much. She’s talking about Woo Joo being disrespectful (which she kinda is), but she’s the exact same way.
*LOL, oh my gosh Jin Gook and Hye Shin are so cuteee. She said she will continue to be his good friend, he replied that he doesn’t make friends with women. HA. Sly little guy.
*Lol ahjumma thought that Yu Shin wouldn’t sign her contract…But I feel Yu Shin got it way too easily. I expected more suffering and bickering. She is still not on the best terms with his mom..There must be more heartache.
*This Grandmother really gets on my nerves. Aren’t they wondering why Soon Shin hasn’t contacted them? They have known her long enough that she is not the type of person to do that. They are so naive when it comes to Mi Ryung. They have taken the fact that she has hidden that she has a daughter very lightly. If someone like her is capable of doing that, imagine what other horrendous things she’s capable of doing.
*I don’t even know what to say about this potential affair arc between Joon Ho’s dad and Mi Ryung. It doesn’t even seem like he’s having an affair, it just seems like he found himself a very evil friend but whom he understands and has a lot of fun with. I should’ve known that there would be a reversal in feelings here. In the beginning Joon Ho’s father hated the sight of Mi Ryung, and now it will be the other way around.
*OMO. CHAN WOO OPPA. YOU ARE SO SMART. No wonder you became a doctor. This is the best way to subside any hard feelings between the families. You want to teach Yu Shin how to be a proper mother and wife, here’s your chance. Chan Woo can also learn how to become the head of the household. GREAT. I am completely on board.
*Tell me about it Joon Ho. Those kiddy bandages do blend with her [Soon Shin’s] mental age.
*Good going Yeon Ah..good going..You’re going to pay for this, I hope you know that. You and Mi Ryung are going to pay a price for this.
*Awww Yu Shin has developed as a character..i’m not sure how much though.
*Ohhhhhh looks like Soon Shin is starting to stare into the distance thinking about Joon Ho. You’re about 15-20 episodes late young lady!
*Joon Ho’s mother is getting on my last nerves. She’s just taking out her anger on Mi Ryung against Soon Shin, whom she does not even know personally. Yet she’s saying she likes to loiter around just like her mother. You need a life lady. I get that you have been pampered all your life, but you are too caught up in other people’s business, gossiping about others without any facts, and not raising your children correctly. No wonder your husband doesn’t want to spend time with you.
*Um Reporter Park, I understand it’s your job to get the latest dish..but this is going too far. Trying to find out who Soon Shin’s real father is will help no one. Joon Ho’s job is to protect the people apart of his company, you weren’t really expecting him to make Mi Ryung look like a total heartless person during the press conference and show the world her true colors? Yeah, get real.
*Oh my gosh Jin Gook and his imagination! Dying. It was really cute. No worries man. The fact of the matter is that now you have changed and you are leading a good life so you will get the girl <3…it’s just that brat Woo Joo that you have to befriend
*Oh my gosh what is wrong with that old actress! She’s always respect your sunbaes this, or your just a product of your mother that. Lady, in order to earn the respect you so called deserve, you need to respect others and you can’t even do that. Soon Shin had her eyes closed while you came strolling along because she was practicing her lines which you clearly saw. Geez. It’s like you get rid of some annoying characters, and more keep coming along. By this time we should be eliminating every one of them.
*NO NO NO JOON HO, YEON AH IS A FOX IN SHEEPS CLOTHING. oh my gosh she is totally ruining Soon Shin. I don’t care if no one out right believes you if you tell them that Yeon Ah has been messing with you, soon it will not be canceled out as a possibility especially to people who are close to you. How can no one especially the secretary see what she’s doing?? Goodness.
*Joon Ho, we all know that you are super elated that the boat left you guys stranded..
*Oh yesssss, this ajusshi is the best. Usually in dramas if the OTP is staying at some hotel, the hotel owners keep a watchful eye on them, but this ahjusshi is practically throwing them at each other’s arms. Nice!
*OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH. PROGRESS. SO MUCH PROGRESS. I CAN ACTUALLY SAY NOW THAT I CAN SEE THE BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER. SO CUTE. OH MAN. SPAZZING. LOOK AT HOW HE’S HOLDING HER SO CLOSE TO HIM. GAHHH SHE’S POKING HIS FACE WHILE HE SLEEPS. GAHHH SHE’S SMILING AT HIM. LOL, HE WOKE UP. AWWW HE’S NERVOUS. GULPING. Awww it’s over.
*Are you kidding me? It’s about time that characters like Yeon Ah stop being in the wrong place at the right time. Why aren’t we over her already.
*Omo. Yu Shin and Chan Woo are really outdoing all the couples in this drama right now. They are super adorable. I wonder if their troubles are pretty much all over or if they will have another toil.
*YEON AHHHHH what are you planning now?? Why are calling a reporter. Ugh this chic is something else. Why didn’t she tumble down the entire hill when she was wrestling with Soon Shin.
*LOL, the secretary has really been hilarious these episodes. Oh man, the way he pokes fun at Joon Ho.
*Halmeoni, there’s a nice girl for Jin Gook right in your house..
*YES SOON SHIN, YOU DO LIKE HIM. YOU DO!!! Now accept it, and fight for your love!
*Gahhhh look at both of them being all self conscious about what they are going to wear. You guys are just going to meet up.. Whoaa Joon Ho, what is with that shirt. It’s flaming baby!
*YEON AH IS SUCH A SNAKE. AIGOOOOoooOoO
*Just tell me one thing Yeon Ah-shi. Do you really think you deserve Joon Ho after lying so much in an attempt to win his heart again? Do you reallyyyy think your efforts are working?
*OMO. B2ST CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND. On another note, Joon Ho has become very soft with Yeon Ah. What happened to him ever being stern with her?? That’s why he keeps falling for her petty lies. What she is saying has some truth..you don’t want to say you and Soon Shin like each other right now because she just started acting..but at the same time who is Yeon Ah to butt into his business? He should have layed it down right in front of her co-workers that they are not dating to embarrass her. I’m hoping he starts to put his foot down with her again because he holds a certain power over her unlike Soon Shin. Joon Ho is the subject of Yeon Ah’s affection.
*Woo Joo’s father is annoying. They are so alike. And I can’t take her screechy little voice. By jove, I have never heard such a piercing voice.
*Sigh*. Chan Woo’s mom is still putting her son on a pedestal. And now she’s allowing them to get married 1 year later so that gives her more time to make them break up. This lady is really something.
*Finally the secretary tells Joon Ho to speak up! How is he going around letting people tell him congratulations when he knows its not true. Saying nothing is blindly admitting to the lie that you are dating her.
*Oh yeahhh, flashback time for Soon Shin. That’s right! Remember every single good moment you have had Joon Ho till now and let it burn in your heart.
*Awww I love that at least this drama still caters to Soon Shin and Chan Woo’s relationship. He’s a very wonderful oppa to her, and he gave her good advice. I was very surprised that she told him, but I guess she’s really seeking out for help.
*Wow. Is Mi Ryung really trying to seduce the ladies husband with that dress she has on (She’s totally rocking it by the way). If she is, that’s low. There is no change in her at all.
*Joon Ho and Soon Shin are wearing the same color! *KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. It was a bit lackluster since there was no movement..but I was expecting that. FINALLY.
*Oh wow I knew it. I’ve seen too many dramas to know that she would just reply to his text with an “okay” instead of being all giddy. Wow.
*Nice, they are being cute in front of yeon ah. I dislike her so much I might start writing her name with lowercases.
*Seriously Yoo In Na is super pretty. And I know it’s because of some ermmm enhancement. But whoever she went to did a darn good job.
*Oh my gosh these two are in their own world now. Joon Ho your future looks bright now, but I hope you will be able to deal well when the storm comes. Right now your mother is not on the best terms with your father because of Soon Shin’s mother…Imagine how she will react to you dating her. Ugh, I don’t even want to know.
*Why is Hye Shin’s ex-husband so pathetic??!!! She was married to a child! How did you end up with him girl. I guess money really does speak.
*Joon Ho you’re gonna have a wedding??! I’ll be waiting for it then.
*You know what quote explains how I feel about the whole Joon Ho’s parents and Mi Ryung situation:
*Whoa, Soon Shin cooked for Mi Ryung? I really hope she can open up to her. It will be good for the both of them. And I know her grandmother offered her the chance to come back home if it’s too hard staying at Mi Ryung’s house, but I hope she doesn’t use this as an opportunity to be nice to Mi Ryung, and then leave her in thin air. I have this wish, to see Soon Shin just pop into Mi Ryungs bedroom one day at night, and lay with her and just talk till the sun rises. Just pour out their hearts to each other so they can both be on the same page.
*Omo! She just told Joon Ho to come visit her at the commercial shoot quickly. YOU ARE SO CUTE.
*Lee Mi Sook is such a wonderful actress…Gahhh and she’s super beautiful.
*OH MY GOODNESS. JOON HO’S MOM SLAPPED HER HUSBAND…IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CREW. OH MY GOSH. She is being so petty, but at the same time he is running away from the situation. He should sit her down and agree to stay away from Mi Ryung if that will console her heart. I was not expecting that…I thought she was going to yell at him. Well she probably will in the next episode. I am shocked…but I still care nothing about this storyline.
You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin continues with 10 more episodes more to go. For those of you watching, let’s help one another bare with the antics to come. Till then! 🙂
*All photos used in this post belong to Korean Broadcasting System (KBS).